Every September, we get the opportunity to help raise awareness of the vestibular disorders we treat here at Vortex Physical Therapy & Balance through Balance Awareness Week, hosted by a great non-profit organization called the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA).

This year, we are supporting Balance Awareness Week and National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (Sept. 23), by offering free balance screenings to the community. These 15-20 minute screenings are available at our clinic through October, by appointment only. Please contact our front desk staff to schedule.

VEDA is a terrific resource for those who are experiencing vestibular disorders to learn more about their diagnosis and connect with others who share similar issues with their inner ear and balance systems. In addition, VEDA offers a nationwide registry of vestibular providers (including our clinic and therapists). Please visit the website at www.vestibular.org.

Here’s a video about Balance Awareness Week highlighting the importance of this campaign and how VEDA supports people with vestibular disorders: https://youtu.be/HQkPBIcEdM8. If you are inclined, they are accepting donations to support their community programs.

For the rest of the week, we’ll be sharing information and tips on vestibular disorders from VEDA, so stay tuned for more information.